Mysuru: Dr. Navin Kumar Rastogi, Chief Scientist & Head, Department of Food Engineering at CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysuru, has been conferred with the Fellowship of prestigious National Academy of Agriculture Science (NAAS). He received the Fellowship from Prof. Punjab Singh, President of the Academy, at the 25th Annual General Body Meeting held in New Delhi recently.
The National Academy of Agriculture Science annually accords Fellowships to scientists who have outstanding achievements and sustained significant contributions to Agriculture Sciences. Dr. Rastogi has been bestowed the honour for his contributions in the area of Agriculture Engineering and Technology.
Besides more than 160 research papers and reviews in international journals, 17 patents and a number of awards and Fellowships to his credit, Dr. Rastogi has contributed to the growth of food processing industries through development of novel products and processing technologies. His contribution in developing products such as coconut milk powder, virgin coconut oil, beverages from tender coconut and fruit spreads have earned him applause from the industrialists.
His efforts in adopting emerging technologies such as high pressure processing, high electric pulse field, membrane and irradiation technology for food processing are also significant.